|Reviewed on 2004-09-27|
|Received||[2.5] out of 4 stars|
|Genre||Action / Comedy / Horror|
| At last a Zombie film hits the big screen with humor and romance. Underachiever Shaun (Simon Pegg) and his best friend Ed (Nick Frost) cope with the Zombie Day invasion of North London and attempt to rescue his girlfriend Liz (Kate Ashfield) and his Mum Barbara (Penelope Wilton).
The story begins on Friday when our hero Shaun has hit a rut at 29, not faring well with his girl or his job, he coasts through the day not noticing the increasing alerts about isolated incidents of Zombie sightings.
By the time Sunday arrives, Zombies are running ramped all over London. Shaun and Ed finally notice Zombies in their yard and grab whatever is at hand to repel the attacks. Shaun yells "Hit 'em in the head" and they start throwing everything including records, tools, chairs and finally find a cricket bat and shovel works best.
Rounding up friends and family, they press on towards their favorite bar "The Winchester". They encounter hoards of Zombies, but finally make it inside the bar where the fight of their life begins.
This film should hit the mark and cause a lot of laughs as it makes fun of past zombie movies and depicts them as slow lumbering stiffs. The emphasis is on humor with a minimum of gross stuff.